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HP-UX 11i System Administration Handbook and Toolkit, Second Edition

Book Description

Your complete single source for HP-UX system administration!

Now, there's a single source for all the information HP-UX administrators needto succeed! Marty Poniatowski has updated the world's #1 HP-UX systemadministration guide to cover all the latest HP-UX 11i enhancements, plus all theUNIX commands HP-UX sysadmins need. This edition also contains comprehensive newcoverage of the latest options and tools for HP-UX partitioning!

HP-UX in depth...

  • System boot: PDC, ISL, hpux, GSP, Secure Web Console, and Virtual Partition Booting

  • Installing HP-UX, Software Distributor, and Operating Environments

  • HP-UX kernel—including kernel update procedure

  • Device files

  • Users/groups, Ignite-UX backup/restore, and startup/shutdown scripts

  • System Administration Manager (SAM)

  • Logical Volume Manager with extensive examples—plus Veritas Volume Manager

  • Performance management: iostat, vmstat, netstat, top, sar, and more

  • Networking: Ethernet, TCP/IP, DNS, NFS, CIFS/9000, Samba, and more

  • CDE and GNOME

  • UNIX commands and shells...

  • File Types

  • File Commands: cd, cp, file, ls, mv, mkdir, pwd, rm, rmdir, and more

  • File Viewing: cat, head, tail, and more

  • Advanced Commands: grep, sed, awk, find, cut, paste, split, sort, cmp, diff, comm, and more

  • Bash, Korn, and C shells and shell programming

  • Manual pages for many commonly used commands are included in the appendices

  • New HP-UX partitioning coverage...

  • vPars: preparation, creation, configuration, and commands

  • nPartitions: creation, modification, cells, and commands

  • HP Process Resource Manager (PRM)

  • MC/ServiceGuard: background and examples

  • Tear-out card included

    Superdome, rp8400, and rp7410 commands

    CD-ROM included

    Includes trial versions of Hewlett-Packard's latest HP-UXperformance tools, plus "Cheat Sheets" for key sysadmintasks.

    Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
    2. Hewlett-Packard® Professional Books
    3. Preface
    4. HP-UX System Administration
      1. Booting (PDC, ISL, hpux), Secure Web Console, GSP Configuration, vPars Booting
        1. Background
        2. Boot Process Overview
        3. Boot Console Handler (BCH) & Processor Dependent Code (PDC)
        4. Initial System Loader
        5. HPUX Secondary System Loader (hpux)
        6. Consoles
        7. Configuring the Guardian Service Processor (GSP)
        8. Virtual Partition Boot Process Overview
        9. Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
        10. Manual Pages for Commands Used in Chapter 1
      2. Installing HP-UX
        1. Topics Covered in this Chapter
        2. Background on HP-UX 11i Operating Environments
        3. Installing the HP-UX 11i Operating Environment
        4. Setting the System Parameters after Booting
        5. Software Distributor Example
        6. Loading Patches
        7. Software Distributor Background
        8. Manual Pages for Commands Used in Chapter 2
      3. Logical Volume Manager and Veritas Volume Manager
        1. Introduction
        2. Veritas Volume Manager
        3. Logical Volume Manager Background
        4. Commonly Used LVM Procedures
        5. Adding Disks
        6. Reconfiguring Some Disks - An Example of Using Some Logical Volume Commands
        7. Optional Procedure to Exchange Dump Priorities
        8. HP VERITAS Volume Manager
        9. Some Additional File System-Related Commands
      4. Building an HP-UX Kernel
        1. Introduction
        2. kcweb
      5. Devices
        1. Background on Device Files and Peripherals
        2. Device Files in HP-UX 11i
        3. An Example of Adding a Peripheral
        4. Device Files in Cell-Based Systems
      6. Backup
        1. Built-In Backup Programs
        2. Backup of Virtual Partitions
      7. System Startup and Shutdown Scripts
        1. Introduction
        2. System Startup and Shutdown Mechanism
        3. System Shutdown
        4. System Startup and Shutdown Scripts in Virtual Partitions
        5. Application Startup in Virtual Partitions
        6. Virtual Partition Startup
        7. Manual Pages for Commands Used in Chapter 7
      8. Users and Groups
        1. Set Up Users and Groups
        2. Assigning Users to Groups
        3. Virtual Partitions and Users
        4. NIS for Managing Users
      9. Ignite-UX
        1. Ignite-UX Overview
        2. Set up Server with Depots and Install Clients
        3. Run Ignite-UX GUI
        4. System Recovery with Ignite-UX
        5. System Recovery to Local Tape Drive with make_tape_recovery
        6. Creating Bootable Recovery Archives with make_net_recovery
        7. Using Ignite-UX GUI to Create a vPar Archive
        8. Manual Pages for Commands Used in Chapter 9
      10. System Administration Manager (SAM) and ServiceControl Manager (SCM)
        1. SAM and SCM
        2. SAM Overview
        3. Running and Using SAM as Superuser
        4. Author's Disclaimer - SAM Is a Moving Target
        5. Running Restricted SAM Builder
        6. Accounts for Users and Groups
        7. Auditing and Security
        8. Backup and Recovery
        9. Clusters
        10. Disks and File Systems
        11. Kernel Configuration
        12. Networking and Communications
        13. Partition Manager
        14. Performance Monitors
        15. Peripheral Devices
        16. Printers and Plotters
        17. Process Management
        18. Routine Tasks
        19. Run SAM on Remote Systems
        20. Software Management
        21. Time
        22. NFS Diskless Concepts
        23. ServiceControl Manager (SCM) Overview
        24. Manual Pages for Commands Used in Chapter 10
      11. Introduction to UNIX Performance Tools - Security
        1. Introduction
        2. Standard UNIX Commands
        3. Killing a Process
        4. Signals
        5. Show System Swap
        6. sar: The System Activity Reporter
        7. timex to Analyze a Command
        8. More Advanced and Graphical Performance Tools
        9. HP GlancePlus/UX
        10. HP OpenView Performance Agent and HP OpenView Performance Analyzer/UX
        11. Manual Pages for Commands Used in Chapter 11
      12. Networking Background
        1. An Overview of IEEE802.3, TCP/IP
        2. Internet Protocol (IP) Addressing and Subnet Mask
      13. Configuring and Using Networking
        1. Configuring Networking and LAN Adapters
        2. Commonly Used Networking Commands
        3. Using Networking
        4. Internet Services ARPA (Communication among Systems w/ Different OS)
        5. Internet Services Berkeley (Communication between UNIX Systems)
        6. Host Name Mapping
        7. Set Up DNS Servers Using BIND 8.1.2 and 9.2 on HP-UX 11i
        8. Network File System (NFS)
        9. Manual Pages for Commands Used in Chapter 13
      14. Common Desktop Environment (CDE) and GNOME
        1. Introduction
        2. Why a Graphical User Interface (GUI)?
        3. CDE Basics
        4. Customizing CDE
        5. CDE - Advanced Topics
        6. X, Motif, and CDE Configuration Files
        7. How Configuration Files Play Together
        8. Specifying Appearance and Behavior
        9. The Sequence of Events When CDE Starts
        10. CDE and Performance
        11. Font Paths
        12. CDE and Virtual Partitions
        13. Custom Greeting for Different Virtual Partitions
        14. GNOME
      15. CIFS/9000 and Samba
        1. CIFS/9000 Overview
        2. Samba Overview
        3. Additional Samba Topics
    5. HP-UX Partitions
      1. Virtual Partitions (vPars)
        1. Introduction
        2. About Virtual Partitions
        3. Virtual Partitions Background
        4. Uses of Virtual Partitions
        5. Preparing to Create Virtual Partitions
        6. Loading the Software Required for Virtual Partitions
        7. Virtual Partitions Command Summary
        8. Steps to Create Virtual Partitions
        9. Virtual Partition Dump Files
        10. Summary
        11. vparmgr GUI
        12. Manual Pages for Commands Used in Chapter 16
      2. nPartitions Overview
        1. Introduction to nPartitions
        2. Cells and nPartitions
        3. Ways of Managing nPartitions
        4. HP-UX nPartition Commands
        5. Modifying and Creating an nPartition
        6. Partition Manager (parmgr)
        7. Management Processor nPartition Commands
        8. The Boot Process Boot Console Handler (BCH) Commands
      3. HP Process Resource Manager (PRM)
        1. PRM and WLM Overview
        2. PRM Software
        3. Working with PRM
        4. PRM and Oracle Setup
      4. MC/ServiceGuard
        1. About MC/ServiceGuard
        2. MC/ServiceGuard Background
        3. A Simple Example
    6. UNIX Background
      1. UNIX File System Introduction - File System Layout, file and ls Commands
        1. The Basis of UNIX
        2. File Types
        3. The file Command
        4. The ls Command
        5. File System Layout
        6. Linux File System Layout
      2. Working with Files and Directories - Permissions, Commands, File Name Expansion, and Wild Cards
        1. Introduction
        2. Permissions
        3. Absolute and Relative Path Names
        4. File Name Expansion and Wild Cards
        5. pwd and cd
        6. chmod
        7. cp
        8. mv
        9. mkdir
        10. rm
        11. rmdir
        12. Using Commands
      3. Viewing Files - Redirection, cat, more, pg, head, and tail Commands
        1. First Things First
        2. Redirection
        3. Viewing Files with cat, more, pg, head, and tail
        4. Manual Pages for Commands Used in Chapter 22
      4. UNIX Tools - split, wc, sort, cmp, diff, comm, dircmp, cut, paste, join, and tr
        1. Not All Commands on All UNIX Variants
        2. Manual Pages for Commands Used in Chapter 23
      5. Advanced UNIX Tools - Regular Expressions, sed, awk, and grep
        1. Three Commands
        2. Regular Expression Words-of-Caution
        3. Expressions Are Strings and Wildcards
        4. sed
        5. awk
        6. grep
        7. Manual Pages for Commands Used in Chapter 24
      6. find Command
        1. find Overview
        2. Finding Files of a Specific Type
        3. Find Empty Files and Directories
        4. Finding Files By Name, Size, and Both Name and Size
        5. Finding Files By Owner, Type, and Permissions
        6. Finding Long Unaccessed Files and Running Commands on Found Files
        7. Find Summary
        8. Manual Pages for Commands Used in Chapter 25
      7. The vi Editor
        1. The vi Editor
        2. Regular Expression Words-of-Caution
        3. Expressions Are Strings and Wildcards
        4. Manual Pages for Commands Used in Chapter 26
      8. Introduction to the KornShell, C Shell, and Bash
        1. Different Shells
        2. Introduction to KornShell
        3. Introduction to the C Shell
        4. Introduction to Bash
      9. Introduction to Shell Programming
        1. Shell Programming
        2. Steps to Create Shell Programs
        3. ksh Programming
        4. An HP-UX Logical Volume Manager Shell Program
        5. C Shell Programming
        6. Manual Pages for Commands Used in Chapter 28
      10. Select HP-UX Online Manual Pages
        1. Manual Pages for Commands
        2. awk
        3. boot
        4. crontab
        5. find
        6. grep
        7. hpux
        8. ifconfig
        9. ignite
        10. inittab
        11. iostat
        12. isl
        13. netstat
        14. pdc
        15. ps
        16. sed
        17. shutdown
        18. “sw” command summaries
        19. top
        20. vmstat
      11. Virtual Partitions Online Manual Pages
        1. Man Pages
        2. vparboot
        3. vparcreate
        4. vparmodify
        5. vparremove
        6. vparreset
        7. vparresources
        8. vparstatus
        9. vpartition
        10. vparutil
    8. About the CD-ROM
      1. Technical Support
    9. Index